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Finally, the accessory every Apple Watch owner has been waiting for is here

The Apple Watch is a class leader in so many ways, from software and hardware design to style and, of course, sales. One annoying this about the …

Gear & Gadgets

One Drop's CareKit App Showing 'Substantial Improvement' in Glycemic Control for Diabetic Users

Earlier this year, the CareKit-supported One Drop Blood Glucose Monitor launched on Apple.com, allowing users to get pain-free results in just seconds, with data easily displayed on the compatible iOS app. After a few months on the market, One Drop has today released new findings and is reporting …

This app's 'travel mode' could keep your data safe from border guards

Over the course of the past few years, international travel has taken on an extra level of invasiveness as U.S. officials demand travelers unlock phones or hand over social media passwords in order to enter the country. Many travelers, even U.S. citizens, feel compelled to comply with these …

United States

Google’s huge 4K touchscreen whiteboard is now on sale for $5K

Google’s Jamboard is not a kitchen app for curating PB&J recipes – it’s a 55-inch digital whiteboard, with pen and touch input, companion iOS and Android apps, an Nvidia Jetson TX1 processor on board and 4K resolution. The behemoth is an enterprise-focused collaboration tool, that comes in three …

Google

92% of iPhone users will stick with Apple when upgrading

Even the biggest of iPhone fans would admit that the device has become somewhat boring in recent years, but that hasn’t had any impact on loyalty to the Apple brand.<p>According to a new study, a whopping 92 percent of iPhone owners who plan to upgrade within the next 12 months will choose another …

Apple

Seven Tools to Revolutionize Your Small Business

As we get a month into the second quarter of 2017, it may be a good time to review how you're handling your small business's marketing efforts. Here's how.<p>Marketing technology can often be seen as a black box for a small business, and while marketing tech has been focused heavily on the enterprise, …

Small Business

WannaCry ransomware: Everything you need to know

One of the largest cyberattacks ever is currently eating the web, hitting PCs in countries and businesses around the world.<p>You've heard the phrase "the road to Hell is paved with good intentions," right?<p>Well, a vulnerability first uncovered by the National Security Agency and then released by …

Information Security

Tips to increase productivity of your sales team

How productive your sales team is is in direct proportion to the results that they can achieve. In other words, the more productive they are with …

Marketing

Facebook's new Fort Worth campus stretches longer than 4 football fields and is still growing | Real Estate

Construction is just starting on a third building that will add another 440,000 square feet.<p>With 150 acres, Facebook has room and is drawing up plans …

Real Estate

The average smartphone user spends 2h 15m a day using apps – how about you? [Poll]

Data from App Annie shows that the average smartphone owner spends 2 hours and 15 minutes a day using apps – the equivalent of one month a year. The average person has 60-90 apps installed on their phone, using around 30 of them each month and launching 9 per day.<p>Utilities and Tools led the way …

Apps

The ZTE Blade X Max is a $149 phone with Android 7.1.1 Nougat

This phone for Cricket Wireless is giving you the latest version of Android on a budget.<p>It may never get a software update after being released …

Tablets

Tips and Tricks: Using Find My iPhone

In honor of the thieves who almost got away over 100 smartphones at Coachella a couple of weeks ago, this week’s tip is how to set up and use Find My iPhone. Those thieves were thwarted when a few of the victims used computers and other iOS devices to check Find My iPhone, and discover a man with …

Apple

WhatsApp quietly added encryption to iCloud backups

WhatsApp has quietly beefed up the security of an iCloud backup feature for users of its messaging service — potentially closing a loophole that could enable otherwise end-to-end encrypted messages to become accessible in a readable form. Such as via a subpoena of Apple, which holds the encryption …

Encryption

How to turn anything into a PDF on your iPhone or iPad

Stop! Don’t download that PDF converter app for iOS. You don’t need it. What if I told you iPhones have come with a built-in PDF-conversion tool since iOS 10?<p>Once you know where this iOS PDF converter is buried, you can quickly and easily turn anything into a handy PDF on your iPhone or iPad.<p>On the …

iOS

This Temporary Tattoo Can Monitor Diabetics' Glucose Levels as Accurately as a Finger Prick

A flexible and easy-to-wear temporary tattoo could help diabetics manage their condition without daily finger pricks.<p>Engineers from the University of …

Diabetes

Wearable Devices Can Tell When Youre Sick Study

Using wearable devices has become a popular way to stay on top of our health. But usually, they tell you things that are easy to measure, like heart rate and footsteps. None of them to date are marketed as capable of detecting an illness. But if you put a bunch of high-tech ones together, that just …

Heart Rates

What Really Happens When You Don't Turn Off Your Cell Phone on a Plane?

Cell phone use on planes has been heavily debated as the airline industry attempts to keep up with ever-changing technology. It’s standard practice …

Aviation

Best Practices for Managing a Fleet’s Worth of Drone Batteries - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

Open this storyin Apple News.<p>For the best reading experience, open this story on a device with<p>Apple News. It may also be available on the publisher's …

How to email more than five photos at once in iOS 10

Apple still won't let you send more than five pictures at a time, which can make for some serious sharing hassles. Here are some workarounds.<p>For all the changes and improvements (some might say "improvements") iOS has delivered over the years, there's one curious limitation still imposed by …

iOS

With magazine covers shot with iPhones, is smartphone photography coming of age?

Why it matters to you<p>The iPhone is a popular camera because of convenience -- but factors like its small, less obtrusive body have led the iPhone 7 …

Photography

MasterCard trials biometric bankcard with embedded fingerprint reader

MasterCard is trialling a Chip and PIN bankcard that includes an embedded fingerprint reader, introducing a biometric authentication layer for card payments — and taking a leaf out of the book of Apple Pay et al in the process. The thinking here being: why pay by entering a four-digit PIN when you …

MakeSpace raises $30 million to store your belongings

If you live in New York, you’ve seen the subway ads. MakeSpace wants to free your apartment of clutter.<p>And now the self-storage startup is getting $30 million to execute on their vision. This follows another $17.5 million raised last year.<p>Venture capitalists from 8VC, Upfront Ventures, Harmony …

7 Factors That Make a Brand Stand Out

Without a strong brand at the foundation of your campaigns, you'll just be more white noise to the average consumer.<p>The world is drowning in brands. There are more than 28 million small businesses in the United States, and even more mid- to large-size businesses that increase that number further. …

Marketing

Google Maps for iOS now lets you retrace your steps with Timeline

Google hasn’t had a terrific record with building social networks, but its Timeline feature for Google Maps is actually surprisingly similar to a primary facet of most social products, and it’s a very interesting addition to an app that has largely been focused solely on getting you from point A to …

Google

WhatsApp could soon let you UNSEND embarrassing messages after they've been sent

WhatsApp is reportedly working on a feature that could let users unsend embarrassing messages after they have been sent.<p>The latest beta release from …

MWC – Nobody puts ZTE in the corner

ZTE have a huge presence at Mobile World Congress this year. Get around the pretty ladies up front and there’s another huge area, then another. …

Tablets

This solar-powered device harvests water from dry air

A tiny box produces fresh water using only sunlight for power. Could it help solve our global water crisis?<p>A small, solar-powered device that pulls fresh water from the air? Scientists at MIT and UC Berkeley have created a prototype that does just that -- and it only requires 20-30 percent humidity …

Water

If you need one reason iPhone is better than ANY Android device, THIS is definitely it

ANDROID and iOS smartphones are neck and neck in almost every aspect – camera, speed, battery life, apps, design – except one. And it's an important …

Whatsapp, Other Mobile Messaging Apps Need To Comply With Regulations Within Capital Markets

Mobile messaging apps within capital markets and a culture of bringing your own device are not going away. Not everybody has Bloomberg or some form …

Capital Markets